Posted on Tuesday, 04.22.14
Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI -- A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who
returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist
U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenbaum on Tuesday scheduled a May 2 hearing
for 57-year-old William Potts. Potts previously pleaded not guilty to
air piracy charges but said when he returned last year from Cuba that he
wanted to resolve the U.S. case.
The FBI says Potts claimed he had explosives when he hijacked a New
York-to-Miami flight to Havana in 1984. He described himself then as a
black militant using names such as "Lt. Spartacus."
Potts was arrested in Cuba and served 13 years in prison. He faces
between 20 years and life in a U.S. prison and is seeking credit for the
Cuban time served.
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